International Environmental Law and the Conservation of Coral Reefs
Edward J. Goodwin
International Environmental Law and the Conservation of Coral Reefs breaks new ground by providing the first in-depth account of the ways in which multilateral environ- mental treaty regimes are seeking to encourage and improve the conservation of tropical coral reef ecosystems. In so doing, the work aims to raise the profile of such activities in order to reinforce their status on the environmental agenda.
The book also has wider implications for international environmental law, argu- ing that sectorial legal action, provided it remains coordinated through a global forum that recognises and reflects the interconnections between all elements of the natural environment, is the most effective way for international law to enhance the conservation of certain habitats.